Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ben Shapiro: Say No to Campus Thuggery

Special Event | September 14 | 7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall | Tickets sold out

 Berkeley College Republicans

On September 14th, 2017, the Berkeley College Republicans in conjunction with Young America's Foundation will be presenting Ben Shapiro. Ben Shapiro has written 9 books, is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, and host of the Ben Shapiro Show. Mr. Shapiro will be speaking about leftist political violence, a topic that has engulfed the city of Berkeley and the University of California...   More >

 Free

  Sold out. Buy tickets online

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Alt Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know

Presentation | September 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Rm 220 - Multicultural Community Center

 Ryan Lenz, Senior Investigative Writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project and editor of its Hatewatch blog

 Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

A Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) expert on hate and extremism will share information on an orchestrated campaign by white nationalists to make college campuses their battleground. The battle is not over free speech or political conservatism. Come learn about what they're pushing, why they’re obsessed with UC Berkeley and how we can effectively resist.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Chavela

Film - Series | September 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Center for Latin American Studies

Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas.

 Please note: This film contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Chavela Vargas. (Photo © Ysunza/Courtesy of Music Box Films.)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Utilizing Technology to Protect Freedom of Expression: Microsoft and the UN Advancing Human Rights

Panel Discussion | September 28 | 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 His Excellency Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations; Brad Smith, President & Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

 Alexa Koenig, Executive Director, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law

 Haas School of Business

Please join us for the Haas School of Business Dean's Speaker Series at UC Berkeley for a highly-anticipated discussion on freedom of expression with Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer and His Excellency Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Alexa Koenig, Executive Director of the Human Rights Center at Berkeley-Law, will take on...   More >

  Register online

UN & Microsoft Collaboration

Friday, September 29, 2017

Peder Sather Symposium: Freedom of Speech Under Pressure in the World’s Liberal Democracies

Lecture | September 29 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix

 Dr. Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director, Fritt Ord Foundation; Azita Raji, Former US Ambassador to Sweden

 College of Letters & Science, Consulate General of Norway, Consulate General of Sweden

The Peder Sather Symposium fosters interdisciplinary discussion among scholars and policy makers on global and national issues of mutual concern and promotes the understanding of political, economic and cultural issues. The symposium is co-sponsored by the College of Letters & Science, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, and the Honorary Consulate General of Sweden.

 

  RSVP online or or by emailing LSEvents@berkeley.edu by September 22.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Implementing Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera

Lecture | October 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist and activist Tania Bruguera discusses the concept of Arte Útil, or “useful art.”

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today?

Lecture | October 4 | 8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Annie Leonard, Greenpeace USA

 College of Letters & Science

Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, will be this year’s featured speaker at the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: "Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today?"

This memorial lecture series honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, spokesperson for Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, and the spirit of moral courage which he and other activists of his...   More >

 Free admission. Open to the public.

 

  RSVP online or or by emailing LSevents@berkeley.edu by September 27.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Center for New Media , The Berkeley Graduate, Graduate Assembly, BridgeUSA at Berkeley

The Berkeley Center for New Media, The Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly, and BridgeUSA will host a campus-wide symposium on October 5, 2017, marking the 53rd anniversary of the birth of Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement.

In the past year, the internet has turned its attention to Berkeley’s campus debates, and our own community has taken up new media and modes of digital expression to...   More >

Laboratory for Social Machines, MIT Media Lab

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

Film - Documentary | October 5 | 7-8:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A who’s-who of the African American culturati—including Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, and Ishmael Reed—appear in this documentary tracing Baldwin’s trajectory from Harlem to Europe and across the US. “A haunting, beautifully made biography” (Los Angeles Times).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Free Speech on Campus: A Discussion with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky in Honor of Constitution Day

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

In honor of Constitution Day, the Free Speech Movement Educational Programs Committee welcomes the Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky. In his new book, "Free Speech on Campus", written with Howard Gillman, they argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but at the same time must never restrict the expression of ideas.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”: Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture featuring Arlie Hochschild

Lecture | October 11 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Arlie Hochschild, Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Arlie Hochschild will present the Moses lecture on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The lecture, entitled Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”, will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Arlie Hochschild

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Deborah Tannen

Lecture | October 25 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

 Graduate Division

Deborah Tannen will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 24 and 25, 2017. The second lecture is titled "Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the lecture
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Deborah Tannen

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

American Identity in the Age of Trump: Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring George Packer

Lecture | November 15 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 George Packer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker Magazine

 Graduate Division

George Packer will present the Jefferson lecture on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in conjunction with the observance of Constitution Day. The lecture, entitled "American Identity in the Age of Trump," will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

George Packer

Thursday, November 16, 2017

​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.


Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities

Revisiting the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley

Workshop | November 16 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project invites you to explore the history of the Free Speech Movement that occurred at UC Berkeley in the Fall of 1964. Participants will be introduced to a unit on student activism that was created in concert with the 50th anniversary commemoration of the movement, examine how the FSM has been remembered through memorials on campus, and view artifacts in...   More >

 $50

  Register by calling 510-643-0897, or by emailing ucbhssp@berkeley.edu

Friday, November 17, 2017

​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.


Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities